Sunday, May 17, 2009

The All-Weekend Team

This is it. The final All-Weekend Team of 2009. It's hard to believe the regular season is already over. Yet, it is and we must press on. Grab a tissue and review this final installment of the AWT.

C: Bobby Jacobs, Penn State - Only seven AB's for the Nittany Lions' catcher, but he had four hits including two doubles. Jacobs also scored a run and drove in five.

C: Dan Burkhart, Ohio State - A .400 average with a double, two walks, two RBI and three runs scored in the sweep over Iowa.

1B: Paul Snieder, Northwestern - The freshman hit .333 (4-for-12) against Michigan. Snieder hit a pair of homers, including a game-winner. He also scored three runs and had four RBI.

1B: Mike Dufek, Michigan - Cranked out three homers over the weekend. Dufek had four hits in thirteen at-bats (.307) with two walks, four runs scored and five RBI vs. Northwestern.

2B: Derek McCallum, Minnesota - Seriously, did you think it was going to be anyone else? All McCallum managed was four hits in eleven at-bats (.363), a double, a sacrifice fly, two walks, two runs scored and six RBI.

SS: Jake Dunning, Indiana - He did things in fours. Four hits (in nine at-bats, .444), four runs scored and four RBI. He aslo homered, doubled, walked twice and stole a pair of bases.

3B: Justin Miller, Ohio State - The Buckeyes' captain hit .583 (7-for-12) with a walk, homer and pair of doubles. Miller scored four runs and drove in six runs as OSU swept Iowa for the Big Ten title.

OF: Willie Argo, Illinois - The freshman hit .555 (five-for-nine) versus Purdue. Argo walked, stole a base, got hit-by-a-pitch, hit a sac fly and a pair of doubles. He also scored three runs and had five RBI.

OF: Brandon Haveman, Purdue - The senior had eight hits in sixteen at-bats (.500). Haveman tripled, doubled twice, stole two bases, scored five runs and had a RBI.

OF: Kenny Fellows, Michigan - Six hits in fourteen AB's (.429) for the Michigan senior. Fellows also collected a walk, two steals, three doubles, four runs and five RBI.

OF: Alex Jaffee, Purdue - Hit .545 (six-for-eleven) against Illinois. Jaffee had a double, steal, two walks, two homers, three runs scored and five RBI.

BN: Ryan Dew, Ohio State - Five hits in thirteen at-bats (.385) vs. Iowa. Dew stole a base, had three doubles, three runs scored and drove in two.

BN: Zach Hurley, Ohio State - You sweep, you tend to get lots of players on the AWT. Hurley did more than his share of creating havoc. Six hits in eleven AB's, two runs, two RBI, a stolen base, three doubles and four walks.

BN: Ryan LaMarre, Michigan - The Michigan sophomore drove in five runs and scored three more. LaMarre got hit-by-a-pitch, homered and hit a sacrifice fly. He collected five hits in fourteen at-bats (.357).

SP: Matt Bashore, Indiana - Eight innings of shutout baseball. The IU lefty allowed only three hits and one walk. Bashore fanned 10.

SP: Alex Wimmers, Ohio State - Six shutout innings for the OSU star. Wimmers surrendered five hits and two walks, but struck out 12 Hawkeyes.

SP: Dean Wolosiansky, Ohio State - "Wolo" gave up three runs on six hits and a walk over seven innings. Wolosiansky K'd five. He also won his 11 game of the year.

SP: Seth Rosin, Minnesota - Won his sixth game by going seven innings and yielding two runs on four hits. Rosin fanned seven.

BP: Tony Bucciferro, Michigan State - The MSU frosh went 7.1 innings giving up three runs on six hits. Bucciferro didn't surrender a walk and struck out nine Hoosiers. He posted fifth win of the season.

You know the caveats about my math and where to lodge your protests, objections and praise. I thank all of you for following the All-Weekend Team with such enthusiasm.